I don’t know if any of my legion of fans (thats you) happened to catch the news last night but there is a bit of kerfuffle going on about the release of Brokeback Mountain (yes the gay cowboy movie). Sadly it stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Jake what have you DONE!).Anyway the movie is not being shown in parts of Queensland even though there are apparently gay jackaroos (and jillaroos). What tickled my sense of humour was a Queensland member of parliament (who looks and sounds about as redneck as you can get) who was interviewed on TV last night who came out with this gem “maybe there are some (gay cowboys) out there but I’ve never heard of `em,” …closely followed with, “I mean, it’s not a profession that attracts those sort of people.”
I thought it was great the way the paper put in ‘em’ instead of ‘them’ in his quote..making him sound so much worse!!!
Oh well…good luck to ‘em.